KOLEKOLE BEACH PARK
Fabulous place to picnics, fish and explore the under-the-bridge park with abundant tropical foliage and waterfalls. The Kolekole stream is fed from ‘Akaka Falls and flows into the oceans. Do not attempt to swim at the mouth of the river or enter the ocean at this spot because the rough, strong currents and rocky bottom makes it dangerous. Rest rooms, showers and picnics areas are available. Located off Hwy 19 about 12 miles NW of Hilo between Akaka and Umauma Falls.
LAUPAHOEHOE POINT BEACH PARK
Swimming , snorkeling and surfing can be good, but heavy surf makes it dangerous at times. Site of the 1946 tidal wave offers good fishing and beautiful park. Picnics areas, camping, restrooms, showers and electricity are available. Located —1 mile off Hwy 19 downs a well-marked twisting road.